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Questions tagged [mobile]

A portable device capable of multiple applications, one of which is a platform for playing games. Mobile phones are the eponymous example of such devices. Distinct from handhelds, which are exclusively or primarily designed for gaming.

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How to use large texture atlases in my shaders on mobile devices

This is a frustrating discovery. I have ported my desktop game to mobile and discovered that floating point precision in my shaders is not good. I have large animations which I store per frame on a ...
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Slight delay on mobile device with UI popping up after Unity splash screen shows

I'm using Unity 2018-.2.18f1 personal. If I create a new app, add some UI elements (panel, text, buttons) and export the project to a mobile device (iOS in my case) the splash screen with show then ...
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unity2D swipe control's bool for animator doesn't work

i was trying to make a control where the animation plays upon swiping one direction. each time i've make a tap/swipe control, it just keeps popping messages like this. the tap animation works fine, ...
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What is the purpose of multi-staged levels in mobile games?

In most recent mobile games like Grass Cut, FireBalls 3D, Twist Hit! or Snow Drift! I see the same level structure where you need to finish 3-4 mini-levels / stages in order to really finish the level....
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Can I legally use mechanics from a game that is removed from the store? [duplicate]

There was a mobile (android, ios) card game that I really liked playing. Last year, the game was removed from the store and noone were able to play it. The company is still up. That game had a really ...
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How to scale ImageButton with viewport for different resolutions?

I am new to the libgdx framework. I don't know how to scale an ImageButton for different screen sizes. Currently it looks big on desktop, but small on the Android ...
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Overdrawn pixels vs many polygons, which affects performance the most?

I know that having overdrawn pixels is not desirable as well as having many polygons since they can decrease performance. Often when I model I have an option to decrease the number of polygons by ...
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How to handle a Google Play game's privacy policy

I am trying to release a mobile game (insert obligatory sellout statement for Chunk of Space) on Google Play, and I'm worried about their privacy policy system. Basically, if you mark your game as "...
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How to make mobile movement using CharacterController

How can i change my movement for mobile i think left and right gonna work but i don't know what should i do for jump ...
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Why don't mobile games use tiny transactions like the orginal Candy Crush?

My understanding is that Candy Crush found its early success by letting users pay really small amounts of cash on a continual basis. If that was successful then, why don't mobile app developers use ...
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Make Unity GUI for mobile phones only?

I'm using Unity and I want to make a responsive GUI for portrait resolution only. Now I'd like to know if this is a good or bad idea when I force the user to play my game in portrait mode only. Shall ...
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Custom mobile keyboard in unity

I'm trying to create a falling word typing game like z-type. I have used the code provided here — but it's is only for keyboards: ...
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Unity3D Build Configuration for Deployment/ Publish

Is there the option within Unity3D to specify build configurations? My goal is relatively simple - when building for mobile stores (Play Store/ App Store) I want to make sure my app is pointing to ...
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Mobile vs. Desktop Games - Upsides and Downsides? [closed]

what is the opinion on developing a game for Mobile vs. Desktop in terms of monetization and revenue versus time spent? In my opinion, Mobile has more upside in terms of revenue, but as a developer ...
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What are some ways to keep the player engaged in an endless game?

An endless game consists of the same gameplay mechanics repeated over and over. You have to keep doing mostly the same things as long as you can. So it is quite easy to make players bored of your ...
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how to avoid Z- axis gravity from affecting my mobile game?

I am making a mobile car game, and as it is a serious game for upper limb rehabilitation. The mobile is attached to the forearm of the patient, hence the forearm movement will move and rotate the car. ...
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2D and 3D Tablet Games Definition

I would like some clarifications how to distinguish between a 2D and 3D mobile game, as mobile devices do not really have 3D screens. i) Do 3D iOS or android games really exist or are they 2D tablet/...
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Huge level size after build APK in Unity

I made maps used bunch of small objects which are mostly scenary, like part of road, buildings, obstacles. They are all lightmap static, batching static, occludee static. However after build APK, "...
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I've completed my mobile game - now what?

After months of development, I've finally finished my mobile app, but I have no idea what to do next. I want to publish my app to the Google Play Store and the App Store, yet I don't know how. I've ...
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How to get error line when debugging APK from Logcat

I made android game by Unity and built APK. When I got error from this game, I can see the error message: ...
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Is “Check your surroundings” warning on splash screen really needed for geolocation games?

I'm currently building an Android game as a solo dev. It follows the trend of geolocation-based games (like Niantic), but with more unique aspects. Anyway, I noticed that in Niantic games - Ingress, ...
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How can I improve my touch slide mechanic to be more smooth and fluid?

I have the following C# code, but it leaves me with two problems: ...
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Object movement in Unreal using BPs and input touch and ARCore

So I am trying to move an object in Unreal through input touch using ARCore. The problem is that I can't use the simple Screen to world position because it just returns a world position wherever the ...
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How to implement a Play As Guest feature on a mobile device using PhoneGap?

I have a Facebook Web Game that I converted to Android and iOS using PhoneGap. I can use Facebook for authentication on my mobile apps, but I would also like to allow the user to play as a guest. I've ...
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I wanted to create a simple mobile online game for me and my mates. How should I handle the networking?

I've made a few simple games and one multiplayer game where you connect through LAN but for this one I wanted to learn something new. I have the game concept working on my computer, it's just waiting ...
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UnrealEngine4 “backwards compatilibility”: Can I view a site that uses Unreal Engine4 on a very old laptop and still see in high definition?

Backwards compatible? The project: I want to render a high definition model on my personal website such that it'll be rendered in the highest definition possible on any device, from a 20-year-old ...
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What is better: One texture per model or assigning multiple models to one single huge texture?

If I'm making a low-poly car pack of multiple cars for mobile platforms, should I: Make a large texture like of 2048x2048 and unwrap all the models to it Make separate, smaller (256x256) textures for ...
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Unity3d physics stability with low fixed timestep

I'm developing a vehicle simulator game for mobile platforms. This vehicle has some hydraulic arms. I use hinge joints and configurable joints. There can be collisions to walls etc. When I set a low ...
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What's the idea behind current mobile game design and advertisement trend? [closed]

I see a very common trend in how every mobile game is being designed and advertised on the market. The common features are (not limited to): 1.Very cartoony graphics (big heads small bodies) ...
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I'm Dragging object by using touch (mobile) it doesn't stop when hit collider

I want to make object stopped when it hit collider of another object. But it doesn't stop. How can I fix this? - Unity my code is: ...
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How do I fix these touch events? Events respond if there are 2 fingers but not 1

I am making a simple game of mine mobile-friendly. The goal is to: Make character walk if a touchstart event is sensed on right half of screen. Stop character if a touchend event is sensed on the ...
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Serialize classes in unity c#

Is there some best practices to serialize objects to file on mobile devices in Unity using C#. I've tried to search it myself, but found only this link https://docs.unity3d.com/ScriptReference/Caching....
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Creating a large ground texture for mobile

Does anyone has any insight on creating / texturing a large mesh that will be used for a mobile game's level map? Specifically, I was wondering how games like Vainglory achieve this. I am familiar ...
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Transfer Codes between OS

I'm making a mobile game and had the idea of using transfer codes for taking one account to another device. Lately, I've seen this function being used in a lot of mobile games, you go to the game ...
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Why would I want to use multiple ad providers for my mobile game?

I have seen games with multiple video and banner ad providers. While Adsense tends to be used for banner ads, anything that takes over the screen (full screen) typically has redundancies (in my ...
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Should I be concerned that my microtransaction based game will often be hacked?

I used to play Diablo II, both online and offline. The game was so easily “hackable” offline that one could download a program called Hero Editor and, using a nice, comfortable interface, change their ...
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How to find volunteer beta testers?

I'm currently developing an 2D arcade game for mobile devices, one of its kind (I believe). I would like some testers for the first version of it when it's out. The game is very basic with decent ...
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What is the clearest way to present several numbers in a very limited space?

I'm building a mobile incremental game and as, is typical for the genre, I've got a ton of changing values to show to the user. They serve both as a way to show them their progress, but also to help ...
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Reasonable amount of garbage collection for mobiles games?

I'm making a 2D game for mobile and I noticed that my GC seemed to spike during attack. My normal GC is 40b but during attack it could spike to 2.2kb. I think this is really high specially when I saw ...
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Unity 2D Input.gyro eulerAngles X value strange behaviour

I am working on a project where I want to create an 'scrolling' effect using gyroscope on mobile devices. The basic idea is that I have an Image object in my ...
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Is there a way to use Post Processing Effects on Mobile?

I tried to use the built in unity Post Processing stack, I simply just want a vignette effect for my game, but it when I tested it on my phone it ran < 25 fps, which is too low in my opinion. Is ...
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How to scale game with orthographic camera correctly? [duplicate]

During porting to android I encountered that the game does not fit on the screen in portrait mode. It uses an orthographic camera. How could I scale to game to fit the screen in portrait mode?
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Good item distribution for 2d scroller game

I have made a scroller game where player moves to the right of the screen. I add a new uniform ground block about every 5 seconds. I was wondering how often should I put bonus items. Currently I put ...
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save player achievements in local device

As an indie developer with zero dollar budget for servers and backend i wonder if there are ways to store the player achievements on his mobile device ?
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udp over cellular networks? [closed]

I'm starting to build a multiplayer iOS game using UDP. I want the game to be playable over cellular networks, but I can't really find that much information on it. Many people say that it's dependent ...
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What game mechanics work best on mobile phones? [closed]

I teach Swift 3 and Android Studio. My students are always asking why I'm not in the mobile market yet; frankly, I'm migrating my 88 games from flash into native mobile apps ... it takes time. My ...
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Acceptable memory size consumed by mobile game in 2017? [closed]

How do you think, what is the acceptable memory size consumed by mobile game in 2017, taking into account current state of mobile devices hardware performance? I've made a pack of optimizations using ...
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How do I make so the player jump happens only once in a onScreenController on LIBGDX and the player doesn't stick on the roof?

I'm making a simple platform game, and I was following this tutorial to make an onScreenController (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4Vqkp_ve3I&t=66s). There's one think that's not how I want it ...
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Unity Mobile project, button problem “CrossPlatformInputManager.GetButton” not working

Good afternoon, I have a problem with an input in my code: Before testing it on mobile I tried on PC and the code to make my player sprint was like this: ...
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What counts as a successful ad view in a mobile app?

There is one thing about mobile ads that I can't completely understand. Let's say I put ads in my free mobile game. What counts as a successful ad view? When it is just displayed on a user's screen or ...